Notes from the Field: Gender Crimes and the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court Alliance, in conjunction with the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and the Los Angeles County Bar Association International Law Section presents:

Notes from the Field:
Gender Crimes and the International Criminal Court

January 29, 2003, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at UCLA’s Haines Hall, Room 39

This program will educate the audience on the existence of gender crimes in the field of international law. The program speakers will also address how the newly-formed International Criminal Court may be used and how current international institutions such as the Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Bosnia and the International Court for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague may be used or are currently used to apprehend international criminals and to punish such crimes and bring relief to the victims of such crimes.

The program is presented for the general public, human rights community members, and the legal profession. The program is expected to receive Continuing Legal Education accreditation from the California State Bar. Application for CLE accreditation has been sought.

The program will be presented in six parts, followed by answers to audience questions.
Moderator: Daniel L. Magel, M.A., J.D.

  1. Gender Crimes From Antiquity to the Second World War: the Origins of International Humanitarian Law. 
    Amber Lee Smith, L.L.M., M.L.L.
  2. Women and Children Facing War:
    Andrea Capachietti, M.A., Ph.D., IDHA
  3. The International Criminal Court and Gender Crimes:
    Shirin Ershadi, J.D.
  4. The International Criminal Court’s Promotion of Participation of Women; and the Victim’s Trust Fund:
    Sean Butler, J.D.
  5. The Current Role of the Stabilization Force, (SFOR) and the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Apprehension of Criminals and the Prevention of International Gender Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia and the Balkans: 
    Rene Fodrea, J.D., Lt. Col., USAF, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, SMC/JA Los Angeles Air Force Base
  6. The Proposed United Nations Rapid Deployment Force’s Possible Role in the Apprehension of Criminals and Prevention of International Gender Crimes: 
    Tad Daley, Ph.D.


Please feel free to contact the International Criminal Court Alliance at the Law Office of Daniel L. Magel, President, International Criminal Court Alliance, (310) 379-8843 or; or to contact the UCLA Center for Women’s Studies at for further information.